Profile – Dr Darina Petrovsky, Rutgers University

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Dr Darina Petrovsky


Dr Darina Petrovsky

Job title:

Assistant Professor

Place of work / study:

Rutgers University, NJ, USA

Area of Research:

Music based interventions for individuals living with dementia, clinical trials, caregiving

How is your work funded?

It is currently funded by the National Institute on Aging.

Tell us a little about yourself:

I was brought up in Russia and immigrated to the US at the age of 14. I continued playing piano and was able to combine my two interests of music and nursing for my career.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

My family and I live on 10 acres and currently own 3 chickens.

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

I always loved working with older adults. Dementia is one of the most feared and stigmatized disease with no known cure. I wanted to make a difference.

What single piece of advice would you give to an early career researcher?

If you don’t know something, find someone who does.

What book are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?

Planning to read Atomic Habits next.

Can we find you on Twitter & Instagram?

Want to share your playlist?

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